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5 Cheap & Cheerful Ways to Style Your Guest Bedroom

May 17, 2023   By Ecosa Dream Writers

Are you someone who loves decorating a guest bedroom? Or does it kinda make you want to tear your hair out? We get it, decorating a guest bedroom can be tricky. On one hand, you want it to be a beautiful, warm and inviting space for friends and family who stay over. On the other hand, you don’t want to break the bank decking out the guest bedroom with overly expensive bedding and home decor, right?

Well, the good news is you can create a stylish guest bedroom that’s comfortable, functional and affordable. We promise! We’ve done the hard work for you and put together five cheap and cheerful decorating ideas to transform your spare room into a wonderful space. Whether you’re hosting friends, family, or even renting out your space, these guest bedroom ideas will help you make a lasting impression.

From selecting the perfect bed frame to choosing a cohesive color scheme, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive in and discover the secrets to creating a guest bedroom makeover that will make your visitors feel like they’re staying in a cosy hotel room.

1. Stylish Sofa Bed for Versatility and Comfort

Your guest bedroom probably serves as more than just a space for occasional visitors. It’s a multifunctional room that should seamlessly blend style and practicality. The key to achieving this perfect balance? A stylish sofa bed that takes your guest room ideas to a whole new level of luxe.

A sofa bed offers the best of both worlds—comfortable seating during the day and a cosy bed for your guests to rest their heads at night. Gone are the days of sacrificing space or settling for an uncomfortable fold-out couch. With a well-designed sofa bed, you can effortlessly transform your guest room into a versatile haven.

Stylish Sofa Bed for Versatility and Comfort
Picture caption: The Ecosa Rio Sofa bed blends style, comfort and affordability

By incorporating a stylish and comfortable sofa bed into your guest bedroom, you’re not only maximising the space but also adding a touch of elegance and functionality. It’s the epitome of practical luxury—a statement piece that seamlessly adapts to your guests’ needs


2. A Beautiful & Functional Bedside Table

When it comes to creating a guest bedroom that exudes comfort and practicality, one element often overlooked but of utmost importance is the bedside table. This humble piece of furniture plays a vital role in enhancing the overall functionality and aesthetic appeal of the room.

The bedside table is more than just a place to rest a glass of water, book or charger for your phone; it serves as a convenient hub for your guests’ essentials. From keeping their personal belongings within arm’s reach to providing a surface for a table lamp and other items, a bedside table adds a touch of practicality and organisation to the guest bedroom.

A Beautiful & Functional Bedside Table
Caption: The Ecosa Capsule bedside table is practical and stylish

When it comes to choosing a bedside table, there are numerous affordable options available that don’t compromise on style or functionality, such as the Ecosa capsule bedside table. With smart storage and zero assembly, it’s the ultimate side table for your guests to keep all their essentials, from toiletries to phones, books and more.


3. Fresh Linens and Cosy Bedding

Fresh linens and cosy bedding are the keys to creating a guest bedroom that feels like a luxurious retreat. The impact of crisp, clean linens on the overall look and feel of the room cannot be underestimated.

And, when it comes to linens and duvet covers, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve high quality. Look for affordable options that still offer softness and durability, such as Ecosa’s flax linen sheets. With its natural texture and soft feel, these sheets are also moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating, making it suitable for any season. Not only that, but linen is highly durable and only gets better with time, ensuring long-lasting bedding that your guests will love.

Fresh Linens and Cosy Bedding
Caption: Comfortable, stylish and affordable


To add extra texture and comfort to the bed, consider incorporating throw pillows and a duvet. Throw pillows in various shapes, sizes, and patterns not only provide visual interest but also offer your guests extra support while reading or lounging.

A duvet is another essential element that adds cosiness and warmth to the guest bed. Look for a duvet that suits the climate of your area, whether it’s a lightweight option for warmer months or a thicker duvet for colder seasons. With a wide range of affordable duvet options available, you can find one that offers the perfect balance of comfort and style for your guests.

Ecosa’s luxe silk quilt is the ultimate guest room duvet, blending comfort and versatility
Caption: Ecosa’s luxe silk quilt is the ultimate guest room duvet, blending comfort and versatility


4. A Bold Headboard and Wall Decor

Adding a bold headboard and bed frame, as well as vibrant wall decor can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of the guest bedroom. A headboard can serve as a focal point in the room, instantly elevating its aesthetic. It also provides practical benefits, such as preventing pillows from sliding off the bed and keeping the wall clean from any scuff marks.

The Ecosa Drift headboard will help your guests drift off in style with its gentle, wave-inspired curves. It’s a true statement piece that adds a touch of modern charm to any guest room. The plush bouclé upholstery creates a luxurious texture that beautifully complements the movement of the design, creating a dreamy boho aesthetic.

A Bold Headboard and Wall Decor
Caption: The Ecosa Drift bed is bold & eye-catching


Wall decor is another great way to add personality and character to a guest bedroom. A gallery wall can be a fun and creative way to showcase artwork, family photos, or even postcards from your travels. It’s a cohesive way to bring different elements together and create a unique and comfy vibe in the room.

5. Finishing Touches & Bedroom Decorating Ideas

When it comes to completing the bedroom look, it’s the small details that truly make a difference. By incorporating thoughtful touches, you can elevate your spare bedroom from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Fresh flowers and greenery are a simple yet effective way to bring life and vibrancy to the room feel. A beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers on the bedside table or a small potted plant on the windowsill can instantly uplift the atmosphere and create a welcoming ambience.
  • Of course, a set of fresh towels on the bed won’t go amiss! And you could also consider adding a diffuser to the room to make sure it always smells beautiful and fresh.
  • Another essential element to consider is a full-length mirror. This versatile piece serves multiple purposes, from allowing your guests to check their outfits to creating an illusion of more space in the room.
  • To make sure your guests feel at ease and have everything they need, providing ample storage space and hangers is essential. Clear out a section of the closet or designate a drawer for your guests to store their belongings. You could also consider adding blackout curtains for a truly luxurious and hotel-quality stay.
  • Finally, consider adding a small home office setup or a designated reading area to enhance the functionality of the guest bedroom. A cosy chair or a small desk with a comfortable chair can create a quiet space for guests to work or unwind with a book. Providing a reading nook and reading material, such as a selection of books or magazines, will make the room even cosier.

Transform Your Guest Bedroom into a Cosy Retreat with Ecosa

Styling your guest bedroom to create a warm and inviting space doesn’t have to break the bank. By focusing on affordable and cheerful ideas, you can transform your guest room into a haven that your visitors will truly love to be in.

In the end, it’s the thoughtful details and cheerful touches that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. So, don’t wait any longer—get started on transforming your guest bedroom into a cosy, stylish, and affordable retreat that your visitors will adore.

Embrace the world of interior design and shop Ecosa’s range of products that will take your guest room from bland to beautiful. From mattresses to sofa beds, bedding to bedside tables and bed frames, we’ve got everything you need to turn your spare room into an oasis.


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